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Friday, December 15, 2017

Tony Alan Walters (December 14, 2017)

Tony Alan Walters, 50, of Greenville, passed away early Thursday morning, December 14, 2017 at his residence.

He was born February 9, 1967, the son of Tony (Charlene) Walters of Greenville, Carol Nelson of Eaton, Ohio.

Tony was preceded in death by his step mother, Judy Walters and his step father, James Nelson.

Tony was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed fishing, golf and basketball, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a junior high school basketball coach for 16 years at Arcanum and Winchester Junior High Schools, and was a golf coach for six years at Winchester Community High School. Tony was a group leader at Whirlpool with 30 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Tony is survived by his wife of four years, Stephanie (Rainey) Walters, whom he married June 29, 2013; his son, Jordan Walters of Pensacola, Florida; his step-sons and their spouses, Logan Riser of Fort Drum, New York, and Justin and Alana Riser of Union City, Indiana; Grandson, Braydon Riser; his brother and his spouse, Tim and Mindy Walters of Greenville; his sisters and their spouses, Terri (Kevin Savely) Pollock of Hebron, Ohio, and Susan and Dan Denlinger of Eaton, Ohio; Step brother, Bill Nelson of Sidney, Ohio; step-sisters and their spouses, Lora and Brian Brandon of Arcanum, and Amy Barnes; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dan Denlinger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and Friends may visit Monday, December 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM and then again from 6 to 8PM at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Carmen R. Sanders (December 13, 2017)

Carmen R. Sanders, 73, of Ansonia, passed away at 10:57 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Versailles Health Care in Versailles.

She was born January 24, 1944 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the daughter of the late Homer and Della (Jones) Byrley.

In addition to her parents, Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Sanders, and her brothers, Leroy, Donald and Earl Byrley and Lyman Matherly.

Carmen was a member of the American Legion in Ansonia. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking. Carmen was a very social person and loved spending time with her friends at the American Legion in Ansonia. She worked for many years at the Whistle Stop in Ansonia and was a livestock farmer most of her life.

Carmen is survived by her children and their spouses, Lorrie Ann and Randy Fosnaugh of Ansonia, and Kenneth R. and Joanne Kisner of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Craig Fosnaugh, Ryan Fosnaugh, Richard Yox, and Keith Yox; great granddaughter, Emma Yox; sisters, Sandra Fields and Linda Greaver; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

Carmen was not a fan of cold weather, so her burial will be this spring in Livingston Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Joseph A. Eliker (December 13, 2017)

Joseph A. Eliker, 98 of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 5:04 AM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born March 2, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Lorenzo A. & Cora (Hartman) Eliker. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He worked many jobs including school bus driver, Mail Carrier, farm machine mechanic, farm equipment dealer, fireman at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, & he also farmed.

He was a member of New Madison United Methodist Church; American Legion New Madison LeRoy Farst Post # 245; Fort Black masonic Lodge ; Greenville Masonic Lodge since 1945; Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton joining in 1947 and receiving his 32nd degree in 1949; E.A.A; founding member of Power of the Past; Private plane pilot; and he loved restoring old tractors.

He is preceded in death by his parents; & his wife: Helen F. Eliker on April 6, 2012 whom he married November 28, 1942.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Barry & Chris Eliker of Greenville, J. Ellen & Charles Sullivan of Greenfield, Indiana, Connie & Ellis Bates Jr. of New Madison; grandchildren: Erin & Michael Effner, Ryan & Lindsey Sullivan, Justin & Elizabeth Bates, Joshua & Jessica Bates, Chase Wright, Kimberly & Jason Huighe; 10 great grandchildren; sister in law & spouse: Anna Lee & Kenneth Stryker of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Veteran’s honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with a Masonic Memorial Service following by the Greenville Masonic Lodge # 143. Memorial contribution may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Edward L. Blinn (December 11, 2017)

Edward L. Blinn, age 77 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Versailles passed away at 8:51 AM Monday December 11, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Cincinnati, Ohio. Ed was born February 19, 1940 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Andy J. and Lucille (Fahnestock) Blinn.

Ed was a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Business Administration Degree and following graduation was employed with the Duriron Company of Dayton. After that employment he started his own trucking company known as Ed Blinn Inc. which he owned and operated from 1974 until 1986. Lastly he worked in the shipping department at GTI in Greenville, where he finally retired.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew Jerry Blinn.

Ed is survived by his wife Judy (Zimmers) Blinn of Greenville. They were married March 4, 1960. Also children Debra Blinn Pinson of Acworth, Ga. and Chuck (Dina) Blinn of Louisville, KY; grandchildren Tyler Pinson, Kathryn Blinn and Zachary Blinn; brother Larry Blinn of Gettysburg; in laws John and Linda Keller and Neil Zimmers; niece Amy Kaufman, as well as nephews John J. Keller and John Blinn.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday December 14, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Marilyn L. House (December 11, 2017)

Marilyn L. House, 78 of Greenville, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at The Brethren Retirement Community.

She was born November 5,1939 in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of Mary Jane (Wion) Canan of Greenville, and the late Orville E. Canan.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Darby Cochran of Piqua, Amanda Mooneyhan of Greenville and Ann (Rick) Allison of Greenville; her 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; her brother, Paddy Joe Canan of Greenville; her sister, Sylvia Ann Busser of Lynn, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Donald Richard Wetzel (December 6, 2017)

Donald Richard Wetzel (Don, Papa Bear, Pops), 80 years of age, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2017 after a short stay in hospice in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born in Gordon, Ohio on November 1, 1937 and while growing up on the family farm, Don was full of life and wanderlust. He joined the navy in 1956 and worked on the flight deck of the USS Wasp and on a crash crew at Barren Field in Foley, Alabama. Don returned to Ohio in the mid-1960’s and lived in Arcanum, Greenville, and Wayne Lakes, Ohio before moving to Nashville then Memphis, Tennessee and then to Jackson, Mississippi, where he resided for almost 30 years. Don had a unique personality that supported his careers in real estate and insurance sales. He was a life-long Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and enjoyed University of Tennessee and Mississippi State University football. Very important to Don in recent years were reunions with his fellow shipmates from the USS Wasp. He was loved and will be missed by the many whose lives he impacted.

Don Wetzel was preceded in death by his parents Jasper and Mary, his brothers Fred, Floyd, Ralph, and Carl, his son Rick, and his grandsons Danny and Sean. Surviving family include brothers Duane, Gene, and Jim and sister Marilyn, sons Terry, Tom, and Joe, daughter Sherry, granddaughters Kristen and Marisa, grandsons Austin and Jaden, great-grandsons JJ and Mason, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews, and other extended family.
Funeral attendees will gather at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00-3:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson, Ohio at 3:30 pm, where Don will be laid to rest next to his son Rick and near other family. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations be made to either the American Humane Society or the American Legion in honor of Don’s brother Carl. Following the funeral service, a memorial and celebration of life will be held at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, 123 West George Street, Arcanum, Ohio from 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm and continued at Miller’s in Arcanum from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm.

Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

James N. Erwin (December 9, 2017)

James N. Erwin, 75, of Ansonia, passed away, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

James was born October 8,1942 in Union City, Indiana, a son of the late Marvin and Edna (Poling) Erwin.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Richard E. Erwin, and his sister, Sharon L. Mayo.

James proudly served 24 years in the U. S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief in 1983. During the Vietnam War, he served 9 tours in Vietnam. In 1962, James was part of Operation Deep Freeze, which was an expedition to Amundsen Sea at the South Pole, which was covered by National Geographic. James was an amazing carpenter and wood worker. He loved making special gifts from the heart for his family. Most of all, James was a very loving and caring man, always putting others before himself.

James is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma (Boyd) Erwin of Ansonia, whom he married June 12, 1961; his sons and daughters-in-law, Tony (Lisa) Erwin of Ansonia, and James (Anne) Erwin of Palestine; his daughter, Teresa Erwin of Greenville; his 14 grandchildren; his 7 great grandchildren; his sister, Janet (Jerry) Hall of Greenville; his brother, Kenneth (Marilyn) Erwin of Ansonia; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Brock Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends may visit from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W., 219 Ohio Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Barbara Ann Schuh (December 9, 2017)

Barbara Ann Schuh age 77, of Greenville passed away at 1:30 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

Barbara was born June 12, 1940, in St. Wendelin, Ohio to the late Clarence & Catherine (Quinter) Brunswick. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Schuh; son-in-law, Larry Schlarman; grandson, Chris Schuh; sister-in-law, Dorothy Obringer; and father-in-law & mother-in-law, Leo & Anna Schuh.

Barbara is survived by her children, Mike & Carol Schuh of Versailles, Jerry Schuh of Greenville, Deb & John Hoyt of Chickasaw, Ron & Jayne Schuh of Clayton, Diane & Bruce Moneysmith of Union City, Ohio and Sharon & David Warner of Greenville; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers-in-law, Grace & Jerry Muhlenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Carol & Ron Tester of Celina and Phyllis Moorman of Coldwater; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dave & Marg Brunswick of St. Henry and Elroy & Mary Brunswick of Dayton; brother-in-law, Ed Obringer of Coldwater; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Elaine & Paul Mueller of New Weston; longtime companion, Gary Hittle of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a homemaker, babysitter and later retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Mary’s Rosary Alter Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West 3rd Street Greenville with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mac Charles (AKA Charles McClellan) Goodpaster (December 6, 2017)

Mac passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning of December 6, 2017 at the The Brethren Home Retirement Community. He was born January 15, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio at Wayne Hospital when the hospital was located in a large house near the current hospital location. He is the son of the late Goldie Pauline (Goodpaster) Wilson. He was raised by his grandparents, Jesse and Rosa Belle Goodpaster. Mac learned firsthand the trials of survival during the Great Depression, depending many times on his hunting and fishing skills for food on the table and his grandmother’s ability to stretch the so scarce dollar. His grandfather died when Mac was only 7 years old leaving him to take care of his grandmother the best he could. They lived between Greenville and Union City, Ohio during most of his youth and he went to school in one room school houses and the High Schools of Union City and Greenville. His great vivid memory spanned the areas of Union City, Greenville, Dayton and surrounding villages. Many people sought him out to relive the times of those days so often forgotten. His stories are cherished by all who knew him.

Mac met Juanita Eva Funk and had their first date in 1943. It was love at first sight and they remained sweethearts forever in life and after. Mac joined the Army at age 18 and was asked to transfer to the newly formed Army Air Corps. He was stationed at Williams Airfield in Phoenix, Arizona. Mac and Juanita were married on December 29, 1945, and the following day Mac left for Arizona, leaving Juanita behind. Juanita soon followed him to Arizona where they began married life. Mac had many tales of his experiences in the military and his encounters with German POW’s in Florence, Arizona. Mac and Juanita, just 18 and 19 years old, enjoyed their time in the hot desert, living in a small trailer and having the comradery of other military families. After the war, they came back to Greenville, and Mac was one of the first men to join the newly organized Darke County National Guard.

Mac worked at the Treaty Company in the foundry, securing knowledge in the hands on working of the complete foundry process. It was very hard and dangerous work, but he did it with skill, pride and advanced to the management side of the business. When the Treaty Company closed the foundry, Mac worked at similar jobs, sometimes taking him far from home.

By 1947, He and Juanita had started their family which grew to seven children. Joyce Ann (Bruce) Ullery of Tucson, Arizona, Shirley Jean (Bill) Sando of Dallas, Texas, whom are both deceased, Joseph Leon (Dorothy) Goodpaster of Greenville, Rose Mary Goodpaster Wetzel, who passed away in 2017, and her ex-husband, Dennis Wetzel of Greenville, Charles Eugene (Dee Dee Diehl) Goodpaster of New Madison, Ronald Lee (Kelley) Goodpaster of Greenville, and John Allen Goodpaster of Greenville. He also had a step sister, Janet (Wilson) Oswalt, who is deceased.

After back injuries that kept Mac from the foundry business, he then went to auctioneer school, got his license in Columbus, Ohio, and started his career as an auctioneer. In 1972, he and Juanita bought the old cannery/National Guard Armory building in Gettysburg, Ohio and successfully ran the Gettysburg Auction House that was open every Friday evening for over 25 years. During that time, Friday night auction was the thing to do and Saturday night was spent at the Midwest Jamboree held in New Paris, Ohio. Mac and Junita treasured the friendships of many people during these long lost days.

Mac and Junita were always ready to go for a ride and travel the county side, just good old fashioned rambling about, visiting family and friends. Juanita passed away in 2012. Mac then stayed with Rose Mary and Joe for several months before settling in at The Brethren Home Retirement Community when he enjoyed all his days there, visiting with many old friends and making new friends. During the years there, he began again, his love of writing. He composed many entertaining poems for which he won awards and also wrote many stories that will not be forgotten.

He was loved by many and will be sorely missed by his children, their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Friends and Family may visit on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on December 12, 2017 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Scott Gruber officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331, The Resident’s Aid Fund at the Brethren Home, or The Darke County Cancer Association, 209 E. Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Thomas Mike Randall (November 20, 2017)

Thomas Mike Randall, age 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:14 AM Monday November 20, 2017 at the Village Green of Greenville. Mike was born April 9, 1934 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Ernest Raymond “Red” and Lenore (Sharp) Randall.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home of Greenville are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Alice E. Anderson (December 4, 2017)

Alice E. Anderson, age 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 5, 1937 in St. Marys, Ohio, to the late John & Lyda (Moeller) Lynch.

Alice is survived by her sons & daughter in law, Matt Anderson of Greenville, Tony Anderson of Greenville and Jeff & Lisa Anderson of San Diego, CA; daughters & sons in law, Chris & Rex Detling of Greenville and Kathy & Rick Pierri of Greenville; grandchildren, Richard (Ashley) Pierri, Phillip (Jodi) Pierri, Erin (Ryan) Nisonger, Katie (Brian) Cooper, Nick Anderson, Ryan Detling, Chelsea Detling, Robby Detling, Natalie Anderson and Ethan Anderson; great grandchildren, Kyla and Gavin Gerace, Mason, Hudson, Chloe and Brady Pierri, Bronson, Isaac and Winston Nisonger, Kinley Fugate and Cash Cooper; siblings, Joe Lynch, Tom Lynch, Bob Lynch, Betty Durnell and Barb Bubp; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, David L. Anderson whom she married on February 2, 1957; granddaughter, Holli Anderson; and siblings, Charles Lynch, Bill Lynch, Jim Lynch, Pete Lynch, Mary Ann Dekker.

Alice retired in 2003 from the Darke County Title Department. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling, walking, reading and attending grandchildren’s sporting events.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. A rosary will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 4:30 PM.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the St. Mary’s Catholic School. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Roy W. Caughran (December 5, 2017)

Roy W. Caughran, 99, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at his residence. He was just 9 days shy of his 100th birthday. He was born December 14, 1917, in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of the late Rev. William I. and Pearl (Cunningham) Caughran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Verl E. (Richman) Caughran; his brothers, William D. Caughran, and Alex "Kit" Caughran; and his sister, Clotille Stoner.

Roy served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He taught high school in Daleville, Indiana, and had been a school principal at New Castle Indiana, and Park Forest, Illinois. Roy was a professor at Kent State University for 22 years, having been the chairman of the departments of Elementary Education and Educational Administration. He received his Bachelors Degree from Drury College, his Masters Degree from Ball State University, and his Doctorate from Northwestern University.

Roy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Carol and Raymond Marion of Covington; his grandchildren Michael and Angie Marion, and Michelle and Chris Kannel; his great grandchildren Corey Marion, Bradley Marion, Ian Marion, Preston Marion, Olivia Kannel, Dexter Kannel, and Emily Kannel, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Marjorie I. Rehmert (December 5, 2017)

Marjorie I. Rehmert, 92, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Rest Haven in Greenville.

She was born January 5, 1925, in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late James and Esther (Hufnagle) Davis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Rehmert whom she married April 20,1946; her son, Byron D. "Barney" Rehmert; and her brother, James Davis.

Marjorie was a 1943 graduate of Greenville High School, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, a 50 plus year member of the Greenville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, and a life member of the Greenville Alumni Association. Marjorie was a secretary at North Elementary School, South Elementary School and then retired from East Elementary School in 1988. Most of all Marjorie enjoyed camping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marjorie is survived by her children, Chris (Peggy) Rehmert, Kent (Beth) Rehmert, Barb (Bob) Wert, all of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Sandy Rehmert of Greenville; her grandchildren, Krista Rehmert, Julie Horzsa, Daryl Rehmert, Brian (Angie) Rehmert, Ashley (Clinton) Sharp, Philip (Jackie) Rehmert. Kent Rehmert, Jr.; her step grandchildren; Michelle Palmer-Clark, Tiffany (Josh) Thompson, David (Jessica) Williams, Dan (Jenny) Williams, and Eric (Jessica) Williams; 29 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, with Rev. Dr. David Hawley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden.

Friends may visit Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Mary Louise Boli (December 3, 2017)

Mary Louise Boli, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born June 20, 1924 in Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Taylor) Stager.

Louise was a 1942 graduate of Franklin Township High School, Darke County, where she was valedictorian of her class. She then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1946. While at Miami, Louise was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and was captain of the Miami University cheerleading squad.

Following college graduation, Louise worked as a teacher of Business and English, first at New Madison High School and then at Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio. She then moved to Greenville, Ohio after meeting her future husband, and love of her life, Dr. Ray Boli at a Greenville Park Dance. They were married on June 18, 1949.

After Ray’s graduation from Medical School at Columbia University in New York, Louise and Ray lived at West Point, where Ray did his medical internship and then in Washington D.C., while he was doing his residency at Walter Reed Hospital. They returned to Greenville in 1953, to establish roots and build their family.

Louise was very active in the Greenville community and involved in a wide variety of activities and organizations, including the Medical Auxiliary, PTA, Investment Club, Elite Club, Bridge Club and YMCA to name a few. She was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church. In 1985, Louise decided to return to the work force, choosing a career to align with her passion for travel, working as a Travel Agent at Treaty Travel in Greenville for nearly 15 years.

On a personal note, Louise loved sports of all types – particularly the Miami Red Hawks for which she held season tickets for both football and basketball for many years. She, herself, was a golfer and played tennis well into her 70’s. She loved spending time with family and friends, particularly at The Coffee Pot in Greenville and was a devoted Jersey Boys fan. Louise was an enthusiastic lover of life, a wonderful wife, devoted mother and friend to many.

Louise is survived by her three daughters Mary Ann Packo of New York City, Jane and husband Joe Komasara of Columbus, Ohio and Nancy Thruston of Bellbrook, Ohio; two grandsons Gates and Hunter Thruston; and many extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by her brother Hollie William Stager and her sister Opal Maxine Lease.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 7 at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West Fifth Street in Greenville with Pastors Don Myers and Japheth Bear officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, 30 minutes prior to the services in the church.

An after-service gathering location for family and friends will follow. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers) be given to the Donor's Choice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Wayne F. Nichols (December 3, 2017)

Wayne F. Nichols age 62, of Versailles passed away at 8:35 PM on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his residence.

Wayne was born January 14, 1955, in Greenville to Franklin R. & Lois K. (Ullom) Nichols of Palestine. In addition to his parents, Wayne is also survived by his children, Daniel Nichols of Russia, Carrie & Scott Drees of Versailles, Brian Nichols & TJ Stocker of Arcanum and Ethan Nichols of Covington; grandchildren, Nathaniel Drees, Raiden Drees, Zane Drees, Syncere Stocker, Ty Nichols, Jarrett Francis, Kaitlyn Francis and Shane Mueller; girlfriend, Karan Hoschouer; brothers & sisters, Deborah Rader of Palestine, Tom & Denise Nichols of Greenville, Tim & Karen Nichols of Hollansburg, Gary & Carol Nichols of New Madison, Wanda & Rick Roberts of Greenville and Dawna Remencus of Palestine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wayne worked in maintenance for Darke County Parks. He was also a diesel mechanic for 35 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Michael Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Don S. Dull (December 3, 2017)

Don S. Dull, age 84, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on March 30, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Martin V. & Luella (Young) Dull.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years Jean (Martin) Dull whom he married on June 29, 1957; son and daughter in law, Greg & Stacey Dull of Gettysburg; daughter and son in law, Ann & Keith Marchal of Versailles and grandchildren, Kyle Marchal, Maggie Marchal, Lauren Dull and Ryan Dull.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Dull.

Don was the owner and operator of Martin’s Hatchery in Gettysburg and Versailles Ace Hardware. He was a veteran of the United States Army Old Guard 3rd Infantry. He was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren and was a graduate of Monroe High School. Don enjoyed traveling and most of all spending time with his family.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home.

Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Richard A. Mueller (November 30, 2017)

Richard A. Mueller, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:25 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on April 22, 1939 in Burkettsville, Ohio, to the late Joseph & Veronica (Miller) Mueller.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years Kay (Fenstermaker) Mueller whom he married on May 27, 1961; sons and daughters in law, Kevin & Cheryl Mueller of Columbus, Ohio, and Steve & Linda Mueller of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Phillip Mueller, Stuart Mueller, Elizabeth (Derik) Pierson, Hillary Mueller and Matthew Mueller; great grandchildren, Myra, Anthony and Sara Pierson; brother, Donald Mueller of Mustang, Oklahoma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Beasley and Cynthia Heck.

Richard retired from Schrader’s as manager of operations. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed going to auctions.

There will be a service held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Deacon Tom Graber officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Dr., Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573 or MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.

Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Lloyd Eugene Shaeffer (December 1, 2017)

Lloyd Eugene Shaeffer, 93, of Greenville, Formerly of Tipp City, passed away on December 1, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Lloyd was born on October 20, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Mark and Pearl (Miller) Shaeffer.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Haller) Shaeffer; one brother and one sister.

Lloyd served his country honorably during WWII, serving in the Army Air Corp.

Lloyd is survived by his children, and their spouses, Wilma and Michael Sheets of Tipp City, Ohio, Michael and Alice Shaeffer of Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Jo Ann and Paul Wehner of Tomball, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren with one more on the way; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 11am, Monday, December 4, 2017 at Wares Chapel Cemetery, south of West Manchester on Foos Road.

Memorials may be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Norma Seiber (November 30, 2017)

Norma Seiber, 80, of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born December 26, 1936 in Lynn, Indiana, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Josephine (Duffy) Johnson.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Seiber; her brother, Richard "Dick" Johnson; and her sisters, Grace Jessup and Margaret Quinn.

Norma retired from Greenville Sheet Metal after many years of service as their bookkeeper. She was an avid bowler, a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and the Greenville Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Norma is survived by her children, Timothy (Jackie) Seiber of Bradford, and Sheryl (Larry) Coriell of Beavercreek; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn Reynolds of Greenville, North Carolina and Brad Reynolds of Beavercreek; brothers-in-law, Jack Seiber of Greenville and Harry Seiber of Marion, Ohio; sister-in-law, Ella (Rich) Worthington of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 11-12:30 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family a www.oliverfloyd.com

Charles Edward “Charley” Wise Sr. (November 30, 2017)

Charles Edward “Charley” Wise Sr., age 82, of Palestine, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:30 AM at his residence. He was born on January 19, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Andrew & Bertha (York) Wise.

Charley is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ramona (Duvall) Curtner Wise 2 daughters, Terri Marie Wise and Karen Sue Wise Roseski; 2 sons, Michael Douglas Wise and Charles Edward “Chuck” Wise Jr.; 2 step sons, Lonnie Lee Curtner and Shawn Allen Curtner; step daughter, Carla Kay Curtner; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his half brother, Norman Wise; 3 half sisters, Valma Wise Lyme, Leona Wise Schrader and Mary Wise Stover; infant daughter, Tammy Wise and step son Kelly Joe Curtner.

Charley was a member of the National Rifle Association, National Fast Draw Association, Darke County Fish and Game Club and Buckeye Sherriff Association. He entered into active duty on April 17, 1956 and was honorably discharged on April 9, 1959 as a member of the United States Army.

There will be a service held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio, with Chaplain JB Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio, with Tim Glidewell officiating. A graveside military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home.

The family request that everyone dress casual and for his hunting buddies to dress with their camouflage. In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Liberty Township Fire Department or FISH food bank. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com